23-year-old Tobago man charged with robbery with violence

A 23-year-old man appeared in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, charged with robbery with violence.

Okira Holder, 23, of Bacolet, Scarborough, was arrested and charged on Monday 3rd April, 2017, for robbery with violence, against 37-year-old Kirby Clement.

The charge was laid by WPC Marcelle.

Clement was beaten and robbed of his vehicle, a cellular phone and a quantity of cash, by four men, in Mason Hall, on Monday 27th March, 2017. 

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 3rd May, 2017. 

ICE nabs T&T national in Virginia for drug distribution, gun possession

A 40-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national is among 80 arrested by officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

Sixty-eight, of the 82 people arrested during the five-day operation, had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution, according to ICE.

Police warn of highway scam

Police are advising motorists to be wary of persons posing as vendors and operating along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, but who are engaged in an extortion scam.

A statement by the Police Service said reports reaching police indicate that persons engaged in the scam, create a situation, where their vending carts make contact with the vehicle of an unsuspecting motorist.

The scam artiste thereafter accuses the motorist of causing damage to his cart and proceeds under threat to extort money from the motorist.

30-year-old woman shot dead in car

A 30-year-old woman has been shot and killed.

Melissa Ramkissoon was in a vehicle with two men known to her when an argument ensued between Ramkissoon and one of the men in the vicinity of the Felicity Main Road, Chaguanas.

The man allegedly whipped out a gun and shot the woman who was at the time in the front passenger seat.

Ramkissoon's attacker subsequently fled the scene by jumping out of the vehicle.

The other man present in the vehicle drove to the Chaguanas Police Station with Ramkissoon's body in the vehicle.

Carapo man appears in court for murder of his father

A Carapo man appeared before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with the murder of his father, Nezam Hosein on March 24th, 2017.

Lennox Self, 30, of Jokhan Trace, Pascal Lane, Carapo, appeared before Magistrate Avason Quinlan, in the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charge.

The charge was laid by Cpl Dirk John, after advice was received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 3rd April, 2017.

Hosein, 48, died from multiple stab wounds about the body, following an altercation at his Carapo home, on Friday 24th March, 2017.

Missing 52-year-old man found murdered

Homicide officers have found charred remains and piece of a skull in a latrine located in the back of a dilapidated wooden house at Black Street, Reform Village, Gasparillo a short while ago.

The remains are believed to be that of missing 52-year-old Deoraj Bedassie who was last seen on his birthday on March 26.

On Monday night officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad and the Homicide Bureau in South detained a 24-year-old man of Barrackpore for questioning.

Brothers charged with illegal possession of iguanas

Two brothers have been charged with possession of prohibited wildlife in the close season. 

Rennie Leopold, 31, of Foster Road, Sangre Grande, and Roger Leopold, 23, of Eastern Main Road, Sangre Chiquito, were arrested and charged after being found in possession of three live iguanas.

The arrests were made by officers of the Biche Police Station, during a road exercise, carried out between the hours of 5pm and 9pm on Monday 3rd April, 2017. The charge was laid by PC Colin Tom.

Two charged with murder of Santa Cruz man

Two men will appear before the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Anthony Sammy. 

Davis Charles, 30, of Assign Avenue, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan and Jimall Gibbs, 28, of Thompson Lane, Lower Santa Cruz, were charged with murder after advice was received from the Director
of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 3rd April, 2017. 

Sammy, 38, was killed by gunmen who stormed his Santa Cruz home, on Sunday 15th January, 2017.


'Krysis' wants deal before giving info

Abdul “Krysis” Wakeel won’t “sing” until he gets what he wants.

The Unruly Isis member won’t come forward with information about issues in Enterprise, Chaguanas, unless proper arrangements are made to receive it and the State agrees not to engage in intimidation, coercion or prosecution, says Islamic front leader Umar Abdullah.

“These (conditions) are necessary because giving that sort of information is very risky - we know what happens to witnesses,” Abdullah told the T&T Guardian yesterday.